Monday, July 22, 2013

Aug 12: AFI/Silver -- Peter Beagle and the Last Unicorn cartoon


In person: author Peter S. Beagle at the August 12 show!

Based on Peter S. Beagle's beloved book, this sophisticated fairy tale was produced by animation innovators Rankin Bass (RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, 1977's THE HOBBIT). Fearing she's the last of her kind, unicorn Amalthea (voiced by Mia Farrow) travels to the realm of King Haggard (Christopher Lee) in hopes of finding her lost brethren. But after being transformed into a beautiful young woman by her friend, the bumbling wizard Schmendrick (Alan Arkin), Amalthea catches the eye of the king's son, Prince Lir (Jeff Bridges). Music by soft rock greats America!

DIR/PROD Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.; SCR Peter S. Beagle, from his novel. US/UK/Japan/Germany, 1982, color, 92 min, 35mm. RATED G


Mon, Aug 12, 7:15; Sat, Aug 17, 11:05 a.m.

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